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Here on BBC One it's time for the news where you are.

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Good evening, and welcome to the late Look North.

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Police investigate after a Conservative councillor was caught

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on camera making lewd comments to a hunt protestor.

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And the Bradford woman who made it home to cook tea after narrowly

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And after a bitterly cold day today, with subzero temperatures across the

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boards, they are going to rise as we head towards the weekend. I'll be

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back later in the programme with all the details.

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Police are investigating an altercation between

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a Conservative councillor and a protestor at a hunt

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Charles Carter - from Birdsall, near York -

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was caught on camera making sexual comments to Linda Hoggard

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when she confronted him about fox hunting.

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He's since resigned his position as a district councillor in Norfolk.

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Our correspondent John Cundy takes up the story.

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Excuse me, didn't you know that hunting was banned?

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The moment when Linda Hoggard approached Charles Carter

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The hunt protester challenges Mr Carter,

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Charles Carter has been a district councillor

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in Norfolk for five years, but he resigned overnight after

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His council leader said he was appalled.

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In June 2015, Charles Carter, as Master of the West Norfolk

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Foxhounds, was interviewed about the ban on fox hunting.

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Having to look over one's shoulder, all the time, for fear

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of being in breach of bad law, is not what the country

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But Charles Carter has now moved his home to Birdsall, near York.

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And the Middleton Hunt with whom he now rides

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is described as one of the most historic in North Yorkshire,

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Now Charles Carter's comments have brought

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I don't know if it's been blown out of proportion or not.

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He's defninitely stepped over the line.

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He made some sexual comments to her...

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That's not relevant to the situation at all, is it?

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It's understood Mr Carter has now phoned Mrs Hoggard

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I know he contacted the protester to apologise to the husband and make

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it clear it was meant in no way to be rude.

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This is a problem that is seemingly getting out of control.

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The problem is that the hunt's lobby organisations refuse pointedly

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to condemn or apologise for these incidents,

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and they're just getting worse and worse.

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North Yorkshire Police have confirmed they are

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Figures out today reveal the chaos unfolding in prisons in Yorkshire.

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The number of fights, serious assaults on officers

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and the number of prisoners self-harming are now

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In Doncaster, Leeds and Wakefield, the number of fights

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has more than trebled, climbing from over

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300 in 2010 to stand now at over a thousand.

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And five years ago, 11 prison officers were seriously injured.

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That figure has now more than doubled.

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And the number of prisoners self-harming has reached

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I sliced my neck, chopped me ear off.

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Obviously, at the time, they weren't really

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John Bedford has been out of prison for almost a year now.

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He spent most of the previous eight inside.

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His medical notes detail his mental health struggles during his

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Page upon page of self-harm incidents and suicide attempts.

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Nobody was visiting me, I had nothing, do you know what I mean?

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I was just a little boy stuck in something

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Were you trying to kill yourself, John?

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John was often in conflict with prison staff, frustrated

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by the lack of help and a spell in isolation.

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This footage from inside HMP Leeds shows an example

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John bit a member of staff while he was being restrained.

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He says he'd been denied exercise for two weeks.

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John is far from being the only prisoner to try

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There were more than 400 incidents of self-harm at HMP Leeds

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alone in the last year, and also four suicides.

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That's the highest the figure has been for almost a decade.

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It's a problem right across Yorkshire.

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The most high-profile deaths over the last 18 months,

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Jenny Swift at Doncaster prison and Vikki Thompson at HMP Leeds.

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The Ministry of Justice admits that violence,

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self-harm and deaths in prisons are too high.

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We're investing ?100 million in appointing new officers,

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2500 officers across the estate, so that offenders have both

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the support and the challenge, but also safety in place.

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John says he knows he deserved to be in prison.

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What he wanted was to break the cycle of reoffending.

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He says he has now, but it's despite,

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not because of, his treatment inside.

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I've been speaking to Dave Todd from the Prison Officers Association.

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He believes many of the inmates simply shouldn't be in prison.

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There are limited spaces within secure units in the mental

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health setting, so unfortunately, prison officers get prisoners

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They should have better care from mental health

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Prison officers are very, very good at what they do,

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and they control a lot of issues, they control a lot of

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They have small bits of training, but, unfortunately, we are not those

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The Government, of course, has set out plans to put billions

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more pounds into this to try and help to get

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It will help, but, unfortunately, what the Government are proposing

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at the minute is only to try and stem the flow.

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Those staff with experience are leaving in their hordes

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Your prison officers have a role to play within this, don't they?

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It's difficult for them, their working conditions, but equally,

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it's difficult for the prisoners inside.

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Could they perhaps deal with the prisoners in a better,

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Unfortunately, when you've got learned behaviour

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in problem-solving, you use violence.

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You can have two prison officers in charge of upwards of 100

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prisoners on one landing, or on two landings.

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I don't know how anybody would expect two prison officers

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to be able to control that amount of prisoners.

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Do you think there's some kind of resistance

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Prison officers want to create a rehabilitative culture.

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They take pride in not seeing a prisoner come back into prison.

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But, fortunate, the way the Government and Noms have left

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prison officers in the absolute mire, prisons at the minute

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The prosecution case against three people arrested

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by police in Sheffield for protesting against the felling

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The three included Jenny Hockey and Freda Brayshaw, a retired

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They were arrested after a dawn tree-felling operation last year,

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and were facing charges under the Public Order Act.

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The Independent Police Complaints Commission says it's found

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"no indication" of potential misconduct by police officers during

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West Yorkshire Police referred itself to the watchdog

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following claims that there were a number of fires at businesses

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The IPPC today confirmed it won't launch a fresh

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inquiry into the blaze, which killed 56 people in 1985.

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A woman from Bradford had a very lucky escape this week,

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surviving what could have been an horrific car crash.

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CCTV captured the moment Helen Wilson was hit by a car,

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which lost control in icy conditions on Old Road in Horton Bank Top.

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Amazingly, she walked away without any injuries.

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No cuts, no bruises, just my lower back is sore. Down my side and both

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elbows. I can't even see any bruising at the minute. It must be

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there somewhere. You tend to go back and think, if I had just been sat

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there for a few minutes with the car door open, it could have taken my

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legs of, anything. That's frightening, thinking about stuff

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like that. I don't, try and focus on the good side, that I'm here.

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Very lucky woman. Well, will there be icy conditions tonight?

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There will be, some drizzle, so there could be a frost tomorrow.

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Temperatures stayed subzero right through today. Maxton temperatures

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at 3pm today, remarkable for this time of year. Temperatures are going

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to recover through tomorrow and then through the weekend too. A band of

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rain, Friday into Saturday, opening the doors for Atlantic weather as we

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head through the weekend and into the early parts of February. Clear

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spells in the east, and then thicker cloud across the hills. Possibly the

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odd winter flurry, some frozen drizzle, and with the widespread

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frost once again, we're looking at icy stretches. A cold start to the

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day, in the morning, it will recover in the afternoon. Doug surprised if

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we get further drizzle through the afternoon. It will feel cold across

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at Pennine chain. Temperatures a bit higher tomorrow afternoon, but it.

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Feel pretty cold. Into the weekends, a band of rain Friday night into

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Saturday, as a wet start to Saturday, drier in the afternoon.

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Sunday could see rain for a time, then milder into the start of

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February. That's it for the Good evening. It's been dry so far

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this January but as it draws to a close it looks like we will see some

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rain at last. It's been an interesting today a bitterly cold in

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Norfolk, way we kept the grey cloud all day and the grey cloud gave a

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dusting of snow in places. This is a lovely picture sent in from Sutton

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Coldfield. Rob Wales and much of Scotland it's been a beautiful day,

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